Dream for an Insomniac (1996)

Dream for an Insomniac


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Movie Info

Actress Frankie has spent much of her life dating no one who is "less than extraordinary." When she meets David, they immediately begin exchanging literary quotes and soon fall in love. Problems arise when Frankie learns that David has a girlfriend, and Frankie gets a job in L.A.

Rating: R (Language)
Genre: Drama, Romance, Comedy
Directed By:
Written By: Tiffanie DeBartolo
In Theaters:
On DVD: Apr 8, 2003
Sony Pictures Entertainment


as Frankie

as Uncle Leo

as Delivery Man
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Critic Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (2)

Dream for an Insomniac is really a self-conscious modern sitcom that with its San Francisco setting suggests a pale shadow of Armistead Maupin's Tales From the City.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
New York Times
Top Critic

It's talky, clumsy and a bit trivial, but the talk is rarely dull, and there's an integrity about its clumsiness: It's harder to be smooth when you have things you really want to say.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Chronicle
Top Critic

A slight, sleekly polished debut feature propelled by a kinder, gentler Swingers vibe.

Full Review… | March 15, 2010
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Aniston is the breeze in this movie.

Full Review… | March 18, 2003
Combustible Celluloid

A romantic comedy about bright, funny, confused young people in San Francisco, it fails to be bright or funny itself, only confused.

Full Review… | March 24, 2002
Boston Phoenix

All of the playful dialogue -- and this movie is joyfully full of talk -- is handled well in DeBartolo's savvy script and given life by actors who seem to truly embody the idealism of the characters.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
San Francisco Examiner

Audience Reviews for Dream for an Insomniac

Contrived poop. If these people really exist I hope we never meet. Let's be weird and free-spirited for the sake of being weird and free-spirited. Insert fart noise here...

Michael Gildea

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